Panama City celebrates 110th birthday and grand opening of new City Hall

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A special place celebrated its 110th birthday on Friday.

Panama City rang in its very own celebration for another trip around the sun with the new City Hall's grand opening.

City officials and locals joined together for a ribbon cutting outside the new building.

Bay High's Junior ROTC cadets presented the colors along with local clergy offering blessings for the citizens, city employees, and city hall.

Municipality officials say they think the future will look even brighter for the area with the new City Hall.

"It symbolizes the new growth of the city. We've planted the flag in the Downtown corridor of Panama City with a new City Hall, the people's house, and what a great consolidation of services to better serve our citizens," said City Manager, Mark McQueen.

"It makes a statement to say that we are committed to revitalizing Downtown and unleashing the potential of Panama City," said Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki.

The City Hall is located in Downtown at 501 Harrison Avenue and is fully functioning.